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Old 07-16-2006, 07:08 PM   #1
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2 partitions - only one bootable


I had windows xp on the first partition up until the maximum it can detect which was 137gb, and on the second partition of my 250gb maxtor sata hard drive I decided to install 64 bit FC5.

During the installation I noticed that I unfortunately could not set it to boot to windows, it only had the option of FC5. I left it like this and continued... When i turn on the computer it boots to windows and grub does not load at all.

What must I do to enable grub to first of all load, secondly how can I configure it to enable both windows and FC5?
 
Old 07-16-2006, 07:22 PM   #2
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You may want to take a look at this thread:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...oot+windows+xp
 
Old 07-16-2006, 07:44 PM   #3
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Thanks for the alacritous response. I got a little stuck though

Code:
root (sda, 2)  
error: unable to parse integer [or something like that]
in the post it said to type: "root (hd1, 0)" but since my hard drive is sata and its all on the same drive and linux is on the 2nd partition i figured it would be: "root (sda, 2)" but it isn't.
 
Old 07-16-2006, 07:54 PM   #4
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Grub (unfortunately) has a very different syntax from the normal kernel-oriented syntax. Look in /boot/grub/device.map for the hdN entry that corresponds with /dev/sda. See the following thread for details: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi....php?p=2298892
 
Old 07-16-2006, 08:24 PM   #5
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Ahhh thanks again.

find /boot/grub/menu.lst returned (hd1,1) so this time i ran:

Code:
root (hd1,1)
setup (hd1,0)
When i start the computer i get an error saying (hd1,1) no such partition exists.
 
Old 07-16-2006, 08:53 PM   #6
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Check /boot/grub/device.map to be sure you have the right device.
 
Old 07-16-2006, 09:10 PM   #7
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Thanks again,

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